BlackBerry releases December 2016 Android Security Update for BlackBerry Android devices

Rapid John
Posted on December 05, 2016, 11:11 pm
8 mins

BlackBerry have promised to deliver security patches on a monthly basis for their Android smartphones and so far they are keeping good on that promise.

The company has today rolled out the December 2016 Android Security update to Android devices that have been purchased from ShopBlackBerry.com.

The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. BlackBerry releases security bulletins to notify users of its Android smartphones about available security fixes.

The following vulnerabilities have been remediated in this update:
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Summary Description CVE
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Libziparchive An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the libziparchive library could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. CVE-2016-6762
Denial of Service Vulnerability in Telephony A denial of service vulnerability in telephony could enable a local malicious application to use a specially crafted file to cause a device hang or reboot. CVE-2016-6763
Denial of Service Vulnerabilities in Mediaserver Denial of service vulnerabilities in mediaserver could enable an attacker to use a specially crafted file to cause a device hang or reboot. CVE-2016-6766
CVE-2016-6765
CVE-2016-6764
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Framesequence Library A remote code execution vulnerability in the framesequence library could enable an attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code in the context of an unprivileged process. CVE-2016-6768
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Framework APIs An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Framework API could enable a local malicious application to access system functions beyond its access level. CVE-2016-6770
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Telephony An elevation of privilege vulnerability in telephony could enable a local malicious application to access system functions beyond its access level. CVE-2016-6771
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-Fi An elevation of privilege vulnerability in Wi-Fi could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. CVE-2016-6772
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Mediaserver An information disclosure vulnerability in mediaserver could enable a local malicious application to access data outside of its permission levels. CVE-2016-6773
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm MSM Interface An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Qualcomm MSM interface could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2016-8411
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2015-8966
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel ION Driver An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel ION driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2016-9120
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2015-8967
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities in Qualcomm Media Codecs Elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Qualcomm media codecs could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. CVE-2016-6758
CVE-2016-6759
CVE-2016-6760
CVE-2016-6761
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Camera Driver An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Qualcomm camera driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2016-6755
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities in Kernel Performance Subsystem Elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in the kernel performance subsystem could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2016-6786
CVE-2016-6787
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities in Qualcomm Sound Driver Elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in the Qualcomm sound driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2016-6791
CVE-2016-8391
CVE-2016-8392
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel Security Subsystem An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel security subsystem could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2015-7872
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities in Broadcom Wi-Fi Driver Elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in the Broadcom Wi-Fi driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2014-9909
CVE-2014-9910
Denial of Service Vulnerability in GPS A denial of service vulnerability in the Qualcomm GPS component could enable a remote attacker to cause a device hang or reboot. CVE-2016-5341
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel Networking Subsystem An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel networking subsystem could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. CVE-2016-8399
Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities in Qualcomm Components Information disclosure vulnerabilities in Qualcomm components including the camera driver and video driver could enable a local malicious application to access data outside of its permission levels. CVE-2016-6756
CVE-2016-6757
Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities in Kernel Components Information disclosure vulnerabilities in kernel components including the ION subsystem, Binder, USB driver and networking subsystem could enable a local malicious application to access data outside of its permission levels. CVE-2016-8401
CVE-2016-8402
CVE-2016-8403
CVE-2016-8404
CVE-2016-8405
CVE-2016-8406
CVE-2016-8407
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Qualcomm Sound Driver An information disclosure vulnerability in the Qualcomm sound driver could enable a local malicious application to access data outside of its permission levels. CVE-2016-8410

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If you own an Android device from BlackBerry and are not seeing the system update message, you can check manually by heading into Settings -> About phone -> System updates and checking manually. Look for the following Android security patch level: December 5, 2016.

Updated software builds may also be available from other retailers or carriers, dependent on their deployment schedules.
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Rapid John

Rapid John has a quarter of a century in programming for Government and Corporate bodies and is proficient in most major programming languages.  He is constantly running around showing us his latest bit of code and telling us how fantastic it is. (John we know).

He is responsible for carrying out presentations to corporate and business customers and is a BlackBerry Elite.

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